MASTER OF ITALIAN CONTAINER SHIP DIED, SHIP BANNED FROM ENTRY BY MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, INDONESIA

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Captain of Italian container ship ITAL LIBERA got sick and died on board while the ship was in Indian ocean, on a scheduled trip from Durban South Africa to Singapore. The sad news appeared on Apr 13, when the ship was approaching Malacca Strait. The ship was banned from entering Singapore, because the rumor was, he died from covid. ITAL LIBERA had to sail to Jakarta, she anchored at Jakarta anchorage on Apr 19 and since then, remains anchored, because Indonesia like Singapore and prior to Singapore, Malaysia, refused entry, to allow Captain’s body transfer to Italy and carry out all the formalities. Nice times, nice countries, nice morals. We’re fighting the pandemic, right? 
Captain boarded the ship on Apr 1 at Durban, arriving there via Doha and Johannesburg. He’s said to die “from covid”, but what exactly does it mean? He was 62-year old. Did he suffer heart attack? And most importantly – was he, or wasn’t, vaccinated, before boarding the ship?

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on May 01, 2021 at 17:58.